I'm not the only one drawn to making goals or setting expectations for when the ball drops and calendar page changes over. But, how I differ is in my approach. Years ago, I stopped making New Year's resolutions.Read More
It seems ritual has been lost within our culture, but our mental/emotional and spiritual health demands it. We tend to be a society that tunes out, rather than turns in.
Mornings aren't functional without a strong cup of coffee, winding down includes flipping on a Netflix show, or justifying a stiff drink to remedy a long, stressful day. What has been lost is an opportunity for connection-- creating a space to find stillness within ourselves.
With beach season upon us we are bombarded with subliminal, and not so subtle, messages to perfect our body. We create unrealistic expectations for ourselves, and when we don't achieve our goals we feel like we failed. We feel inadequate.
For myself and for the health of my patients, I want a healthier outlook on physical 'fit'ness. How can I employ activity with a supportive motivation based on wellness rather than inadequacy?Read More
Self-care is about making yourself feel special. Nurturing neglected parts of yourself and nourishing your self-worth. What masturdating does is bring attention to your relationship with yourself. It provides a way of understanding yourself better, discovering who you are-- what brings you joy, what you are passionate about, what you value.Read More
Choosing to be vulnerable, well it's not easy, nor is it comfortable. But, it is essential for whole-hearted living. Over the past month with #30daysofvulnerability, there have been some lessons that were new to me, while others a solid reminder.Read More
Starting Naturopathic medical school I was even more self conscious. Being in a program with seemingly flawless people, I still felt plagued by my skin. I started going to our school clinic and began a treatment protocol to get to the root cause. Acupuncture, botanical medicine and nutrition became the cornerstone of healing my skin.
I was doing everything right, but I felt like I only got so far. I was so fixated with the superficial that I let it affect me mentally. Assuming I would be rejected. Assuming that having flawed skin would make me seem like a bad doctor to future patients.
I get that life is busy.
We know that certain things are good for us, yet we "don't have the time" or choose not to make the time.
Trust me, I've been there.
So here it goes. The first resolution of the new year, #30daysofimperfection....err, I mean-- #30daysofvulnerability
I'm passionate about shifting our culture's perspective away from vulnerability being a weakness. Being vulnerable requires an incredible amount of strength, and I'm prepared to challenge myself for the benefit of a culture I want to live in, one of whole-hearted, compassionate, courageous, connected people.
Emotions become imprinted on us, blockages form. Our emotional body, our spiritual body become restrictions. They cloud our vision, change our perceptions, and can manifest as disease or physical pain in the body. But what do we do about it? How do we break down walls and binds that restrict our mind?Read More